Southern Alberta Amateur Radio Club is holding a Field Day

Hi Bob,

This may be a stretch for those to attend however would you possibly be able to circulate that the Southern Alberta Amateur Radio Club is holding a Field Day event?

Details are at https://www.saarc.ca/

Just in case someone from up there is interested in attending an off-grid Field Day event in this area.

Thanks!

73,

Cory – VE6COR

CAARC 50th Anniversary Annual Picnic and Hamfest 2022

CAARC 50th Anniversary Annual Picnic and Hamfest 2022

The 50th Anniversary Annual Red Deer Amateur Radio Picnic and HamfestIMG_0114IMG_0114

will be held on June 17, 18, and 19 , 2022.   

The picnic and hamfest is sponsored by the

Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club

Location:  Shady Nook Hall

Directions from Red Deer:

Go west on highway # 11 Turn  south on RR 283. Take RR 283 south  to Township Road 380 and turn right (west)  to the hall just past the feed lot.   52*13.904′ N  -113* 56.823′ W

 

Click the blue more options on this map for a Google Maps view to get driving directions from your QTH>

 
Please click the following link to download a word document to present to businesses for possible door prizes for the picnic.

donor_letter_2022 in word format

click to download the picnic-poster-2022

Raffle tickets for the following draws.

First prize $500.00

Second prize $200.00

Get your raffle tickets from CAARC members for  just $5.00 a ticket, tickets also available at the picnic site. 

 
Planning on attending the CAARC Picnic in beautiful Central Alberta?
At the picnic there are plans for family activities, ladies crafts, childrens games and other entertaining ideas. Red Deer and area has many other interesting things to do for visitors. Red Deer has a beautiful walking or biking trail system and natural areas. There is lots of shopping and restaurants, we even have a craft beer tour! Many hotels, motels and campgrounds are available. Check out nearby Sylvan Lake, historic downtown Lacombe or even book a trip on a steam train in Stettler. Please go to www.visitreddeer.com or Travel Alberta https://www.travelalberta.com/ca/ for more info!
 

CAARC Picnic Tentative Schedule & Prices

June 17, 18 and 19, 2022

Please Note: We are unable to accept any credit or debit cards. Please use cash or cheques

 

Friday June 17

14:00 – 22:00 Registration and Special Events Station

19:00 – 22:00 Hospitality Hour – campfire, smokies and s’mores.

Saturday June 18

08:00 – 17:00 Registration and Operating SPECIAL EVENTS HF Station VE6QE

10:00 – 12:00 Ladies Coffee and Crafts

10:00 – Fox Hunt

10:30 – 12:00 Tail gate flea market, Vendor tables

11:30 – 12:00 

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch SARA dogs

13:00 – 14:00 SARA meeting

15:00 – Fox Hunt

14:00 – 15:00 ARES Meeting

16:30 – 18:00 Main hall closed for pot luck supper preparations.

18:00 – 20:00 Main hall pot luck Supper with BARON OF BEEF ROAST provided by the club

– Please bring your own dishes and cutlery, as well as pot luck dish: eg. – salad, side dish or dessert

20:00 – bedtime! Bonfire (Weather and fire restrictions permitting)

Sunday June 19

8:00 – 9:30 Pancake Breakfast. Please bring your own dishes.  (Cost – donation at the door)

10:00 -11:00 Kids Games and Egg Toss

11:00 – 12:00 Liars Contest, Raffle and Draw Prizes

Weekend Family pass  $40.00  Single $25.00

Day Family pass  $20.00  Single $10.00

Optional – Raffle tickets  $5.00

FINALLY AN IN PERSON CAARC MEETING!!

The May CAARC general   meeting was an in person meeting on Wednesday May 18th  at 7.00PM  held at Glenn’s Restaurant , Red Deer  in Gasoline Alley. This was the last meeting to finalize the planning for the 50th Picnic and hamfest. It was great to meet in person instead of on ZOOM!

Bob VE6BLD PR

CAARC

 

Red Deer Fox Hunt

Edmonton Area Fox Hunting League
We’re meeting with the Calgary Hunters in Red Deer to talk fox hunting and do some fun hunts.
It is also on the CARA website (where the rest of the info below is from).
May Day 2022 sees fox hunters from Calgary and Edmonton rendezvousing at the Tim Hortons in Red Deer, AB 4217 – 50 Avenue.  This will be an event where the Edmonton Area Fox Hunting League meet with fox hunters from the Calgary Amateur Radio Association for a joint sharing of experience and equipment knowledge.  Real fox hunting practice will be a big part of the day, both on foot and in vehicles.

Agenda:

8:00 AM Breakfast and depart Calgary/Edmonton.

10:00 AM Meet and Greet at Tim Hortons, 4217 – 50 Avenue, Red Deer.  Review of equipment for both foot and vehicle searches.  Then head across the street for on-foot practice in Rotary Park.

1:00 PM Lunch at Tims (your own treat) or bring your own.

2:00 PM  Organize and head out for vehicle based fox hunting.

5:00 PM Regather at Tim’s, or other place, for dinner before the journey home.

 

Edmonton Area Fox Hunting League

Doris Holt

https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/24557939/doris-pearl-holt

Vertical HF Antenna for SOTA

This is a solution I came up with when I reach a summit where there is insufficient room to deploy an EFHW antenna. This mount fits on the tip of my trekking pole that I poke upside down in the snow or prop up with rocks. I attach the coax to one BNC fitting and a Diamond vertical antenna to the other BNC fitting. There are four ground wire attachments for the ground plane wires that I just lay out in the snow or on the ground. The photo shows the antenna in use on the summit of Lipalian Mountain.

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Wishing everyone a Happy New Year

 

Bob VE6BLD and Sarina VE6QEN